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Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy UK Ltd. and Ziton A/S have signed the contract for the upgrade of blades at the West of Duddon Sands wind farm offshore the UK. Under the contract, Ziton will provide a turnkey solution to upgrade the blades of the wind farm's 108 turbines. The upgrade of the blades will be […]
The Governor of Connecticut Dannel P. Malloy is requesting an approval from the State Bond Commission for a USD 15 million investment to upgrade the State Pier in New London and enable it to be used for seven offshore wind projects planned in the northeast.
M. C. Construction (Cleveland) Limited (MCC) has completed the fabrication and coating of two blade rack grillages as part of a blade upgrade campaign at an offshore wind project.
The Mukran Port is upgrading two berths with new heavy load slabs to be used in the construction of the Arkona offshore wind farm.
The Able Group has upgraded its Able Seaton Port facility on the River Tees, UK, in order to offer facilities for a wider range of activities, including offshore wind installations.
MAKE has upgraded its ten-year global wind outlook citing innovation and advancements in cost-out measures in offshore wind as main drivers behind the upgrade.
James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS), part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has announced the completed refurbishment and upgrade of its offshore support vessel, the Dart Fisher.
Danish shipowner J.A. Rederiet has upgraded its multipurpose support vessels Susanne A and Mira A to meet the requirements of offshore DP2 and DP1, respectively, so they can carry out operations in the offshore wind industry.
Ampelmann has launched an improved version of its A-type system for transferring people and cargo in the offshore wind industry.
Pharos Offshore has recently completed the development and enhancement of a 2,500m rated SMD-built tracked jet trencher, which has subsequently been named the UTV400.
On some of the projects Chevalier Floatels' vessels DP Gazina and DP Galyna were working on, the vessels made more than 50 gangway connections to different turbines in 24 hours.
TenneT has provisionally awarded Heijmans and Europoles with a EUR 200 million contract for the design and construction of high-voltage Wintrack pylons and foundations for the Eemshaven-Vierverlaten (Noordwest 380kV) and Borssele-Rilland (Zuidwest 380kV West) grids in the Netherlands. The Noordwest 380kV project involves replacement of the existing high-voltage connection (220kV) between Eemshaven and Vierverlaten with […]
Poland's GSG Towers, a Gdańsk Shipyard Group company, has recently opened upgraded facilities for the production of wind towers and steel structures for the offshore industry. GSG Towers invested around PLN 160 million (EUR 37 million) in upgrading its bending, welding and paining equipment which is expected to double the company's manufacturing capacity to 300 towers with an 8-meter […]
International project services consultancy, Cambla, has launched an upgraded version of its Schedule Animation Tool (S.A.T). Initially released for the oil and gas industry last year, the tool has been further developed to support the planning of renewable marine operations. Cambla says that its S.A.T provides an accurate visual representation of vessel locations and planned activities, […]
DONG Energy has added a new category covering geotechnical investigation services in Northern European waters to the DONG Energy's Tendering System (DETS). DETS has been established as a scheme in order to improve efficiency and reduce costs of sourcing various services related to offshore wind farms. The system was originally launched in April 2014 as the […]
DONG Energy has awarded Siemens with a contract to upgrade the existing central Infrastructure Control System (ICS) on DONG Energy's offshore wind farms. The contract covers hardware and services necessary for upgrading the existing central ICS. This includes upgrading hardware and configurations (servers, gateways) as well as the central software. Peripheral equipment hardware and software are not part […]
German designer of offshore and multipurpose vessels [email protected] has presented an updated version of its Service Offshore Vessel (SOV) customized to operate on offshore wind farms. The standard configuration of the SOV serves as a base for 60 technicians and crew members accommodated in single cabins, but can also be reduced to 40, if required. Low noise level […]
Atlantic Marine has ordered upgrades for three of its ROGE ROV systems from Aberdeen-based Fathom Systems. Atlantic Marine and ROGE Systems today placed orders with the original software designer company to "future proof and improve" the ROGE ROV systems. The six-figure order not only upgrades all of the existing ROGE ROV control systems, but also adds new functionality, reliability and […]
AG EMS and its subsidiary EMS Maritime Offshore GmbH (EMO) had three reasons to celebrate last Saturday as they inaugurated their upgraded Landemole Knock in Emden, the SWATH Windea FIVE received a new name, and the new offshore catamaran, Windea FOUR, was christened. “We have not only renovated the Landemole Knock, but have also strengthened it sustainably for […]
Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam (DSAm) has completed a major modification and maintenance project on A2SEA’s jack-up vessel Sea Installer. The principle scope of work involved the extension of the main crane boom, giving the Sea Installer increased reaching capacity. Other work comprised structural modifications as a consequence of the larger crane. The crane boom was lengthened by inserting […]
Seacat Services has invested in training opportunities that will provide an entry point for young UK seafarers into the offshore wind sector. The company has announced a considerable investment in its Maritime Apprenticeship scheme, and has committed to creating further training opportunities with the launch of dedicated Traineeship and Cadetship programmes. The inaugural Seacat Services Maritime Apprenticeship scheme […]
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has launched a new version of the Global Atlas for Renewable Energy, the online renewable energy mapping platform, which now allows users to download resource data for offline analysis, and to print and export map images. The enhancements include an online GIS interface, datasets for five renewable energy technologies that cover […]
An upgrade of DP Gezina and DP Galyna, Chevalier Floatels’ walk2work offshore support accommodation vessels, is soon to be completed and the vessels will be ready to support the offshore wind and oil and gas industries. Marcel Roelofs, CEO of the Dutch developer and operator of offshore and nearshore walk2work accommodation vessels and barges, said: “We […]
For multi MW turbines, such as the new turbines from GE, Siemens and MHI Vestas, the offshore wind industry needs larger installation vessels. Rotor diameters of more than 150m, towers over 70m with a hub height over 100m require vessels with the dimensions to match the difference between the previously installed 3 to 4 MW […]
The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has upgraded the adjustable high voltage (HV) reactor at its UKAS accredited HV electrical laboratory, paving the way for an industry shift from 33 kV to 66 kV for future offshore wind inter-array electrical systems. The upgrade to the adjustable HV reactor involved introducing an automated control system and increasing the power […]
Following an upgrade of Amrumbank West offshore wind farm from 288 to 302 megawatts, E.ON reported that its net investments in renewables have surpassed EUR 10 billion. In December 2015, E.ON and Siemens implemented a software solution that allows Amrumbank West to harvest more energy in times of strong wind, the company told Offshore WIND. “We’re proud of […]